Arts and Culture

Subscribe to Arts and Culture feed Arts and Culture
Art and entertainment commentary plus interviews, book reviews, movie reviews, music reviews, comedy, and visual art. Subscribe to podcasts and follow trends in music, painting, art, architecture, photography, and design.
Updated: 28 min 51 sec ago

'Moonlight': A Cinematic Poem Of Love, Loneliness And Coming Out

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:19pm

The most rewarding coming-of-age film in many a moon, lyrically luminous Moonlight is the story of a gay African-American youngster in Miami who experiences trouble, trauma and unexpected grace.

New Head For Jesus Statue Is, Uh, Turning Heads In Canada

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 1:42pm

Last year, baby Jesus' head went missing from a statue at a church in northern Ontario. A local artist volunteered to help and sculpted a terra cotta substitute that has caused some consternation.

Home Improvement

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16am

In this final round, every answer contains an object you'd find in a hardware store. So if we said, "He's the rapper who was '2 Legit 2 Quit,'" the answer would be "M-C Hammer."

One-Named Wonders

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16am

This game contains a bunch of words that have something in common: they're all one-word titles of songs performed by a one-named musician.

Let's Turn It On

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16am

In this music game, Jonathan Coulton revamps the sensual Marvin Gaye song "Let's Get It On" to be about famous people who invented or discovered something.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16am

Ophira and Jonathan become the contestants in this round of Mystery Guest! Marie Carter has a job that takes her all over New York City, and Ophira and Jonathan try to figure out what it is.

Star Trek Species, Energy Drink, Or Infomercial Product?

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16am


Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16am

This game was written by someone who studied Shakespeare's plays a long time ago, but has since forgotten almost everything about them.

Ti West & James Ransone: In A Valley Of Trivia

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:16am

In the spirit of the Western, our VIPs face off in an Ask Me Another showdown! Ophira and Jonathan give clues to an answer with the word "West" in it — first to buzz in with the correct answer wins!

'Black Mirror' Is Back, Reflecting Our Technological Fears

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:53am

The Peabody Award-winning series returns for a third season, with six new episodes picking apart our fear of — and dependence on — technology. And it's more consistently compelling than ever.

Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:51pm

In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.

A Melancholy Youth Finds Himself Under The Heavenly Glow Of 'Moonlight'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:00pm

In Barry Jenkins' incandescent coming-of-age tale, three different actors cover three phases in the life of an African-American who takes a wayward path into manhood.

'Keeping Up' With These Suburban Spies Is All Too Easy

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:00pm

Zach Galifianakis loses his edge in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith knockoff that strands a gifted cast in a bland cul-de-sac spy adventure.

With A Second 'Jack Reacher,' Tom Cruise Finally Exceeds His Grasp

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:00pm

After a five-year winning streak as Hollywood reigning action hero, Tom Cruise falls back to earth with a can't-miss sequel that misses.

'Blackacre': A Collection Of Poems About 'Searching And Being Buffeted'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:19pm

Tess Taylor reviews the poetry collection Blackacre by Monica Youn.

'Black Mirror' Creator Dramatizes Our Worst Nightmares About Technology

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:55pm

The 3rd season of the dystopian series created by Charlie Brooker is soon available on Netflix. Inspired by shows like The Twilight Zone, it's about the unintended consequences of the digital age.

Cult TV Fans Will Find 'Rocky Horror' And 'Black Mirror' Smart And Provocative

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:51pm

TV critic David Bianculli reviews Fox's remake of the classic '70s musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and season 3 of Black Mirror on Netflix. He says both shows leave viewers fully entertained.

Save The Ruby Slippers: Smithsonian Seeks Funds To Preserve Dorothy's Shoes

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:15am

The National Museum of American History says it will cost $300,000 to protect the aging shoes from The Wizard of Oz. A Kickstarter campaign launched three days ago has already raised nearly $200,000.

In 'IQ,' A Sherlock For South Central

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 6:00am

Joe Ide's debut novel follows Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ around his Los Angeles neighborhood. IQ solves the crimes police won't touch — even when his clients can only pay him in chickens or tires.

'Frazzled' Takes Hilarious Look At The Ups and Downs Of Middle School

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:27pm

Author Booki Vivat takes a hilarious look at middle school in her debut novel, Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom. The book is full of Vivat's incredible doodles of Abbie Wu who thinks, "Nothing good happens in the Middles." We'll find out if she's doomed.




WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574